We're pretty sure you're not going to have to blow the cartridges before using this beautiful piece of gaming hardware.

The Analogue Nt is shaping up to be one of the most luxurious Nintendo Entertainment Systems we have ever seen. In an era where third party consoles such as the RetroN5 prove to be effective and inexpensive ways to get your retro game-on, the Analogue Nt proves to be the Cristal of this area. At $500 a console, the Analogue Nt simply acts a glorified NES/Famicom-playing top loader.

The $500 price tag of the Analogue is warranted in the form of its design -- it's hand-crafted from a single block of aluminum. On top of this unique build, the Analogue features modern technology that the NES never had, such as HDMI, S-video and composite connections. The system plays both NES and Famicom cartridges and has four ports that accept both systems' controllers (and allows for four-player gameplay when applicable). We do suggest cleaning those old NES cartridges you found at the flea market before sticking them into this bad boy.

You can pre-order one now from the official site, if you've got the bankroll for such an ostentatious piece.

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